The Most Exciting Queers to Follow on Twitter in 2019
The Most Exciting Queers to Follow on Twitter in 2019
When Twitter isn't an absolutely garbage-filled hellfire, it actually can be an incredible resource for queer thought, information, hilarity, and Grade-A memes. Though narrowing down this list of exceptional queer Twitter accounts was a near-traumatizing feat, I've carefully curated this non-definitive list based on the bodies of work they have outside of social media, and the ways the challenge or innovate when creating content for the queer masses.
Without further ado, here are some of the greatest purveyors of queerness on this goddess-forsaken app. Enjoy!
Need a little poetry in your Twitter feed? The rhythm, cadence, and depth with which Natalie tweets should honestly be studied. Keep up with her body of work in order to stay updated and educated on the queer creative pulse of indigenous Americans in this country. Her book Post-Colonial Love Poem is in the works, and you'll want to follow its progress. Follow Natalie.
The reigning short king of Twitter will not disappoint you next year, as he was recently named a correspondent for The Daily Show and is absolutely killing it. His feed will make you laugh out loud, then launch you into a group chat discussion about queer identity, then provide well-rounded critique on racism in America. She's got the range! Follow Jaboukie.
Thirst content meets queer intellect in this truly perfect Twitter account. Porn star and "best newcomer" Ty Mitchell is one to tweet NSFW previews of his JustForFans account on the same day he'll tweet post reviews of literary nonfiction or gorgeous takes on queer desire. Smuts and smarts belong together! Follow Ty.
Andrea Long Chu
Following the success of her much-debated viral essay in the New York Times, "My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy," Andrea is here to give you polemical feminist commentary like you've never seen, but also irreverent Great British Bake Off and Mary Poppins content. Follow Andrea.
Recently staffed into the Saturday Night Live writing room, Bowen's appointment to the show is particularly buzzworthy because SNL has never featured an Asian cast member. On Twitter he talks about sketches he works on, as well as his comedy and culture podcast Las Culturistas. His hysterical commentary on race and queer identity is truly *chef's kiss*. Follow Bowen.
Following her creation of Friends With Secrets, a radical project on mental health transparency, Robyn is queen of earnest, sobering positivity on an app that very rarely gives it to you. Brighten up your day with her brilliant personal essays and generous wisdom. Follow Robyn.
Evan Ross Katz
Evan is one of my favorite people on the internet. His homegrown organic pop culture memes are sublime, and his reporting on fashion still bites with truth. Evan is an Out contributor, handling our Drag Race exit interviews as well as other cute things in the works! Follow Evan.
Shon has truly some of the sharpest, funniest tweets out there -- so much so that it was super difficult for me to choose which Tweet to feature. From trans liberation and women's equality issues, to telling us why Ed Sheeran gotta be better, Shon is a true gem. Follow Shon.
It should not be allowed for someone to be a brilliant breaking news reporter as well as a deeply charming hot babe. Through Trump investigations, immigration equality, and the nationwide epidemic of trans violence, Scott continues to fight for justice through journalism with beautiful consistency, and a jawline carved by angels. Follow Scott.
Some believe in god. Others believe in Chani Nicholas. Known to the internet as "Space Mom," Chani is Out's resident astrologer and one of the funniest and most profound people making star-related content on social media. She's also finishing her book on astrology and will be one to watch this year. Follow Chani.
Joel Kim Booster
This account is the perfect marriage of gay sluttery and positively exquisite commentary on the gay human condition. Next year, Joel will co-host a digital variety series with the amazing Patti Harrison, and also just launched a Drag Race recap podcast (but like, a good one) with the delectable Nicole Byer. Follow Joel.
Thomas Page McBee
Who would have thought that the person sending out some of the most blisteringly correct and thought-provoking tweets about toxic masculinity would be a man? Following the publication and book tour of his transmasculine memoir Amateur, Thomas is absolutely on a roll. Follow Thomas.
You may have fallen in love with Allen after reading his essay in PAPER about the meaning of Thanksgiving to a Native person, but you'll stay if you want to stay constantly plugged into the conversation of contemporary indigenous identity. Follow Allen.
Ira Madison III
If Gay Twitter had a Supreme, Ira would be the one to reckon with. After launching his hit sensation podcast Keep It!, Ira appeared as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and also took on the task of writing for a new sci fi series on Netflix. His takes on everything from pop stars, to C-List celebs, to Drag Race, to gay culture are nothing short of decadent. He also has a forthcoming column with Out. Follow Ira.
The Out Magazine Digital Staff
Okay, not-so-shameless plug. If you've been following the inner workings of this here website, you'll know that your fave LGBTQ+ publication recently employed a brand new staff of editors and contributors. All of them, if I do say so myself, are very good at Twitter. You'll do yourself a favor by clicking through each one for a follow -- this, I swear!